Saturday, December 23, 2006

El Teide

I love this sculpture on the promenade in Los Cristianos.


Pamela commented on on my post on Tenerife and this is what she said. "Your comparison of Teide to Snowdon - yes Teide is about three times, as Snowdon is 1,085 m (3,560 ft) - is, perhaps, more apt than you realize. The English name Snowdon comes from the Saxon "Snow Dun", meaning "snow hill". The name Tenerife, "Known to the Romans as Nivaria (from the Latin nix, nivis, "snow"), a reference to the snows atop the volcano known as El Teide, Tenerife bears a name that is also a reference to this volcano and was used for the island by the Guanches of the neighboring island of La Palma; “Tene” signifying “mountain” and “ife” white (the “r” was added by the Spanish)." Anyway, glad you like the island's better parts. It is quite magical.

I found Pamela's website Secret Tenerife so interesting I will be visiting it often.


Black volcanic rocks and sand in Los Gigantes.

6 comments:

Shirley said...

Looks lovely there, Margaret. Hope you have a great Christmas.

MargaretR said...

Thanks Shirley. Yes it is a lovely warm place to holiday in. Mags

Pamela said...

Many thanks for the mention too Margaret. Looks like Teide isn't going to have any snow on it for this Christmas - at least there isn't yet.

arashi said...

A very, merry Christmas

Liz said...

Inspirational photos, Mags. And thank you for the Secret Tenerife website... it looks good!

Helen Suzanne said...

Thank you for your wonderful support and inspirational nature over this year Mags. I hope you have a lovely day tomorrow and that 2007 is filled with lots of creative energy. all the best